10 Ways My Inner April Ludgate Comes Out at Work

At work, I think it's important to be professional and keep emotion out of things. I try to go in with a positive attitude and have good interactions with the co-workers. However, I can't help what goes on inside of me. Somewhere, tucked behind the optimism, there is an April Ludgate hiding in my core. … Continue reading 10 Ways My Inner April Ludgate Comes Out at Work

Lean into Weakness

At the beginning of this summer, I injured my foot while running. Because of my injury, I was pretty much sidelined from running for the rest of the season. This, of course, is heartbreaking when you live in Wisconsin because there are only a few good months of outdoor running, and I missed most of … Continue reading Lean into Weakness

The Limitless Finnish

I learned a new word today and I think it's my new favorite. Yes, I have favorite words. Stop judging me. Sisu. "Sisu" is a Finnish word, more of a lifestyle, that we have no duplicate for in English. Here's a rough translation: "Extraordinary determination, courage, and resoluteness in the face of extreme adversity. An … Continue reading The Limitless Finnish

You Can be Filled with Love and Anger at the Same Time

Hey, it's your favorite vegan, hippie, back at it again, sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. Let's just jump right into it. There has been a lot of nasty shiz going on lately. As I'm sure you've seen, your favorite internet warriors of peace (guilty myself) take these opportunities to remind us that love … Continue reading You Can be Filled with Love and Anger at the Same Time